The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Hartford announces openings for Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs). The 9-month research positions are funded through an extramural research project by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and require 50% or 20 hours per week including possible teaching and grading responsibilities. Research Assistants are required to become Graduate Students in Mechanical Engineering leading to Master of Engineering and will also receive full graduate tuition reimbursement in addition to a monthly salary of $1,500.
The purpose of the NRC grant is to further develop state-of-the-art research relevant to energy production from nuclear resources with specific focus on the use of air-cooled condensers in nuclear power plants, the investigation of coupled convection heat and mass transfer phenomena, and overall system efficiency improvements. The emphasis will be on applied, system level projects in conjunction with our corporate partners Westinghouse and Electric Boat. Summer internships (paid by corporate partners) are also available with this program.
Requirements for these positions include:
• Excellent academic record with a BS in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent).
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• The ability to deal professionally with a wide range of people.
• Ability to make sound decisions under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.
• Fluency in English language, writing and speaking.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
Apply by submitting a letter of application, resume with at least three academic references and copies of undergraduate transcripts.
Applications materials should be sent to Filburn@hartford.edu as a single pdf file:
Dr. Thomas Filburn
University of Hartford
Mechanical Engineering Department
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117